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Re: Needles for threader

HEATHER COWAN
 

Hi Vicki:  If the screw is loosened enough ..... not so loose it falls out but just a bit more than needed for the old needle to slide out .... and you push the needle up as far as you can .... it is high enough.  Then the trick is to keep it up there while you tighten the screw.  There is a little brush with a hole at the end of the handle with one side of the hole flat like the needle.  If you find one it is handy as you put the needle in it and then use the brush like a handle to lift the needle into place and hold it there while you tighten the screw.  I bet if you change to Organ needles you will have NO problems.  I haven’t used Klasse but have used Schmitz.  Prefer the Organ which is also used by many manufacturers.  Breathe, relax and let your hands find the correct position for the needle and don’t overthink it.  My hands work better than my brain at this sort of thing ..... duh ... okay .... most things.
Good luck .... hugs heather ...

On Apr 21, 2020, at 6:07 AM, vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...> wrote:


I have looked every where,
I insert my needle should all of the flat part be inside?
I have a dental mirror and can see but not sure if up all the way
would leave any flat part visible.
Thank you.
Vicki
On April 18, 2020 at 5:38 PM HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:

Kathleen:  I use Organ needles which is the company that makes Janome needles.  I find they work great but must be at least 80/11 or the eye is too small for the threader.  When I have had trouble with my threader it has ALWAYS been that I haven’t seated the needle all the way up in the needle hole.  I take care now to make sure it is as high as it will go with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.  Sometimes if you damage the little hook that snags the thread and brings it through the needle ...... it cannot be bent back to be effective.  My advice would be if it doesn’t work the first time don’t keep trying and maybe bend or break that little wire hook.  Check that your needle is seated all the way up and ..... make sure your needle is in the correct position by hitting the needle up and needle down button.  Good luck.....   ps .... I have the 15000 and the 9900 [which is the older model of the S9] and love them both.
Hugs
Heather

On Apr 1


Re: 6500P

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

Governor has a hefty fine for anyone caught doing anything in/near their shop. I do not know his home number.

On April 18, 2020 at 2:09 AM Tracy <TJOriginals@...> wrote:

Vicki-
You might try calling your dealer and see if the machine is ready and if you can do curb-side pickup for it.  The only issue would be if you wanted to try it out before taking it home with you.  But- if you make an appointment and were the only customer inside the shop and wore a mask... You might be able to pick up your machine now rather than wait.  I have had experience with some of the newer Singer machines and they are not worth much IMO.  All the plastic parts etc inside make them not as good as they once were.  I've also used the little $75 machines when a young girl came to my sewing club with it.  It worked well for the doll clothes.  My issue is it didn't have a light so it was hard for me to see what was going on with it.  But- my vision is also screwy (has been for 30yrs) and I have issues with it more than just needing great lighting.
Tracy

 


lock machine

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

How do you lock a machine?
Vicki

On April 18, 2020 at 5:13 PM Meridee Steele <merideesteele25@...> wrote:

Hi Kathleen. I have a 12000 which has the pull down needle threader. I used to have your problem of it sometimes working, sometimes not. 
I re read the manual and now always lock the machine when threading and it works 100% of the time! You may be doing this but if not, try it. I love this threader now. 


Re: Needles for threader

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

I have looked every where,
I insert my needle should all of the flat part be inside?
I have a dental mirror and can see but not sure if up all the way
would leave any flat part visible.
Thank you.
Vicki

On April 18, 2020 at 5:38 PM HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> wrote:

Kathleen:  I use Organ needles which is the company that makes Janome needles.  I find they work great but must be at least 80/11 or the eye is too small for the threader.  When I have had trouble with my threader it has ALWAYS been that I haven’t seated the needle all the way up in the needle hole.  I take care now to make sure it is as high as it will go with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.  Sometimes if you damage the little hook that snags the thread and brings it through the needle ...... it cannot be bent back to be effective.  My advice would be if it doesn’t work the first time don’t keep trying and maybe bend or break that little wire hook.  Check that your needle is seated all the way up and ..... make sure your needle is in the correct position by hitting the needle up and needle down button.  Good luck.....   ps .... I have the 15000 and the 9900 [which is the older model of the S9] and love them both.
Hugs
Heather

On Apr 1


Re: Sewing on bra hooks

Diane Stutsman
 

The HD roller foot is perfect. It stitches next to the hooks and the roller keeps it moving evenly.

On Apr 20, 2020, at 2:24 PM, vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...> wrote:

I think I would email Bali and ask about a foot.
Let us know too.
Vicki

Thank you to everyone who replied - I was relieved to know that I am not the only person who finds this step tricky. I believe that there are special feet for the "trade" ie people using industrial machines that are not available to home sewers. I am trying out the various suggestions (Cheryl's from yesterday and an earlier suggestion about using the zipper foot). My first go (to replace the hooks on an existing bra) worked much better.

Anne




Re: Sewing on bra hooks

vicki J. Wardwell <vjw_65@...>
 

I think I would email Bali and ask about a foot.
Let us know too.
Vicki


Thank you to everyone who replied - I was relieved to know that I am not the only person who finds this step tricky. I believe that there are special feet for the "trade" ie people using industrial machines that are not available to home sewers. I am trying out the various suggestions (Cheryl's from yesterday and an earlier suggestion about using the zipper foot). My first go (to replace the hooks on an existing bra) worked much better.

Anne



6500P in shop

vjw_65@...
 

He said he would text me when it is ready he knows how badly she is needed.
Sorry, could not remove the excess text off this email.
Vicki
Do you know if cloth tortilla warmers are made like the potato baker bag?

>You should check to see if they do curb side pick up. He could still be at his shop.


Re: 6500P

mah_jongg
 

You should check to see if they do curb side pick up. He could still be at his shop fixing the machines.


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

mah_jongg
 

Yes it does. Works that for my 10000 but the 550e has to be screwed on.

Thanks


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

mah_jongg
 

Thank you. It worked.


Re: Sewing on bra hooks

Anne Stoye
 

Thank you to everyone who replied - I was relieved to know that I am not the only person who finds this step tricky. I believe that there are special feet for the "trade" ie people using industrial machines that are not available to home sewers. I am trying out the various suggestions (Cheryl's from yesterday and an earlier suggestion about using the zipper foot). My first go (to replace the hooks on an existing bra) worked much better.

Anne


Re: Bobbin Winder Spindle

Carole Hollmann
 

Thank you, Jim and Vikki. My husband was able to pull it up, but didn’t have to take it off completely. Cleaned out the thread, clicked it back down, and now back in business. 

And, Jim, I’m so glad you have ESP so you knew what machine I was talking about!  

Thanks much. 

Carole Hollmann


On Apr 18, 2020, at 6:40 PM, Jim Stutsman via groups.io <onlinesewing@...> wrote:

Which machine do you have? If it's the 15000 you can pull up on the disk that the bobbin sits on to remove it so you can unwind the thread. When you put the disk back on note that there is a notch on the base of the spindle that needs to line up with the bottom of the disk. Otherwise it won't wind right. If you don't have the 15000 you may have to wait for service, as other models don't have this feature.


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

blue_lak
 

The actual installation starts at about 1:00 min. She's speaking an Asian language, but her demo is spot on. You don't need additional screws, just loosen the ones in the machine enough to slide the metal mounting bracket down over them and then retighten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HjD5dnWap8
Jan


Re: 5 thread stand holder #859430009

Patricia Ward
 

Does your thread stand have about a 6 inch metal bracket that fits over the handle?  That is how mine attaches and I am quite pleased with how well it works.

The two thread that I had before and now have on my 11000 does fasten with two screws but they came with the stand. 

Pat

On Sat, Apr 18, 2020 at 10:05 PM mah_jongg@... via groups.io <mah_jongg=ymail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Just bought this 5 thread stand holder for my 550e. Cannot figure out how to install it on the machine. Took out one screw (closest to tension guide) and the screw is to short to do anything. Thread stand holder needs the 2 out of the 3 screws on (backside of machine) closest to tension guide. Picture/directions on back of box does not work. Screws are not included with thread stand. Googled and found similar instructions. Nothing on youtube. Machine manual does not mention anything about the screws in back of machine. Janome website lists this model 859430009 for my machine, yet shows the one for the 10000 (have that one also). Any and all help would be appreciated. Please give specific/detailed directions on how to install this if you can. As I write this, Janome's website is giving error message on both my browsers. Because of the virus, dealers in my area are closed.

thanks,
mahjongg


Re: Bobbin Winder Spindle

Vikki Youngmeyer
 

You can pull the bobbin winder ”flat bed” up  over the spindle – it takes a bit of force, but once done, you will know how to do it the next time. Then just remove the threads by either cutting or unwinding.  If you don’t want to pull it up, you can unwind it, but it will take a while.  This works on the 12000 and 15000 and other machines with the same configuration!

 

Vikki

 

From: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io <onlinesewing-janome@groups.io> On Behalf Of Carole Hollmann via groups.io
Sent: Saturday, April 18, 2020 4:39 PM
To: onlinesewing-janome@groups.io
Subject: [onlinesewing-janome] Bobbin Winder Spindle

 

Ugh!  I did it--I wound some thread underneath the bobbin winder.  I know this has been asked before, but I can't find it in the group's archive and I can't find it in my book.  Can anyone please help?

 

Thanks!

 

Carole Hollmann


5 thread stand holder #859430009

mah_jongg
 

Just bought this 5 thread stand holder for my 550e. Cannot figure out how to install it on the machine. Took out one screw (closest to tension guide) and the screw is to short to do anything. Thread stand holder needs the 2 out of the 3 screws on (backside of machine) closest to tension guide. Picture/directions on back of box does not work. Screws are not included with thread stand. Googled and found similar instructions. Nothing on youtube. Machine manual does not mention anything about the screws in back of machine. Janome website lists this model 859430009 for my machine, yet shows the one for the 10000 (have that one also). Any and all help would be appreciated. Please give specific/detailed directions on how to install this if you can. As I write this, Janome's website is giving error message on both my browsers. Because of the virus, dealers in my area are closed.

thanks,
mahjongg


Re: Needles for threader

 

I use Schmetz needles and are fine for my 15000. For quilting I use Schmetz Quilting Needles and makes a real difference. I have also used the Schmetz topstitching needles and are also great.

El sábado, abril 18, 2020, 5:36 p.m., HEATHER COWAN <heather-c@...> escribió:

Kathleen:  I use Organ needles which is the company that makes Janome needles.  I find they work great but must be at least 80/11 or the eye is too small for the threader.  When I have had trouble with my threader it has ALWAYS been that I haven’t seated the needle all the way up in the needle hole.  I take care now to make sure it is as high as it will go with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.  Sometimes if you damage the little hook that snags the thread and brings it through the needle ...... it cannot be bent back to be effective.  My advice would be if it doesn’t work the first time don’t keep trying and maybe bend or break that little wire hook.  Check that your needle is seated all the way up and ..... make sure your needle is in the correct position by hitting the needle up and needle down button.  Good luck.....   ps .... I have the 15000 and the 9900 [which is the older model of the S9] and love them both.
Hugs
Heather

On Apr 18, 2020, at 1:20 PM, Kathleen Chevalier <kathleensews@...> wrote:


I have the S9, which I think is sort of a baby 15000. My needle threader is not "automatic" I manually push down on the threader lever. It works intermittently. Sometimes right away, sometimes only after many tries, sometimes not at all. Last time I threaded the needle manually without the threader, but my sight is such that it is difficult.

I used a Klase 80/12 that I received free with a Nancy's Notions order. The needle threader hook stuck in the needle eye. I had great difficulty getting it out. When It happened a second time I decided the throw the Klase needle out the next time I changed thread. So now I'm wondering if the needle could be a problem. I am using Schmetz needles. Does anyone else have a problem using the needle threader with certain brands of needles?

--
Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania


Re: Bobbin Winder Spindle

Jim Stutsman
 

Which machine do you have? If it's the 15000 you can pull up on the disk that the bobbin sits on to remove it so you can unwind the thread. When you put the disk back on note that there is a notch on the base of the spindle that needs to line up with the bottom of the disk. Otherwise it won't wind right. If you don't have the 15000 you may have to wait for service, as other models don't have this feature.


Bobbin Winder Spindle

Carole Hollmann
 

Ugh!  I did it--I wound some thread underneath the bobbin winder.  I know this has been asked before, but I can't find it in the group's archive and I can't find it in my book.  Can anyone please help?

Thanks!

Carole Hollmann


Re: Needles for threader

HEATHER COWAN
 

Kathleen:  I use Organ needles which is the company that makes Janome needles.  I find they work great but must be at least 80/11 or the eye is too small for the threader.  When I have had trouble with my threader it has ALWAYS been that I haven’t seated the needle all the way up in the needle hole.  I take care now to make sure it is as high as it will go with the flat side facing the rear of the machine.  Sometimes if you damage the little hook that snags the thread and brings it through the needle ...... it cannot be bent back to be effective.  My advice would be if it doesn’t work the first time don’t keep trying and maybe bend or break that little wire hook.  Check that your needle is seated all the way up and ..... make sure your needle is in the correct position by hitting the needle up and needle down button.  Good luck.....   ps .... I have the 15000 and the 9900 [which is the older model of the S9] and love them both.
Hugs
Heather

On Apr 18, 2020, at 1:20 PM, Kathleen Chevalier <kathleensews@...> wrote:

 I have the S9, which I think is sort of a baby 15000. My needle threader is not "automatic" I manually push down on the threader lever. It works intermittently. Sometimes right away, sometimes only after many tries, sometimes not at all. Last time I threaded the needle manually without the threader, but my sight is such that it is difficult.

I used a Klase 80/12 that I received free with a Nancy's Notions order. The needle threader hook stuck in the needle eye. I had great difficulty getting it out. When It happened a second time I decided the throw the Klase needle out the next time I changed thread. So now I'm wondering if the needle could be a problem. I am using Schmetz needles. Does anyone else have a problem using the needle threader with certain brands of needles?

--
Kathleen Chevalier
western Pennsylvania

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